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« on: October 21, 2009, 01:59:13 PM »

We are now looking to buy our permanent furniture. We have a total of 9' on one side and 14' usable space on the passenger side. Do you all have any recommendations? This place looked like it had some interesting stuff. http://www.discountvantruck.com/discountrvaccessories/rvfurniture.htm.

Any brand recommendations? What about the sofa's? We want them to make into a bed. What kind of mechanism is best?

Shotgun seat. What is a good brand for that?

Thanks for the help. We would like to go looting and pillaging, however, we are too far away from them to make that practical.

We want the seating to be comfortable, because we will be sitting in it a LOT.

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 02:48:28 PM »

We had flex steel and took them out and built or own to fit our usable space.. Put Deep storage draws under the cushions. Used high density foam wrapped tight,5 inch thick with upholstery fabric to our taste..For the bed under the cushion we hinged a 3/4 inch of plywood that folds out and rest atop the pulled out draws(they have casters on the bottom) for a mattress we used a closed cell queen size air mattress that deflates and stores in a drawer.It has survived a 3 yr old jumping up and down. Good luck...
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 04:35:39 PM »

John
Our furniture came from them and so far its holding up very well it was the ulta leather alanta. It does take a while to get, it was like 5 weeks. Also the couch that we got makes into a almost to big of a bed once it is out its hard to get through between it and the captains chairs. but you got 6" on me for width so maybe not a big deal. Jason
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 05:44:30 PM »

I have thier couch / dinette and captains seats - about 4 years now

very confortable - wears very well

I purchased from those guys cause I delivered a coach 5 years ago and spent 14 hours in a drivers seat from them  - It was sooo good - I had them send ALL of my seats for my RTS from their factory in California to Daytona Fl.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 03:50:25 AM »


If anybody with any height may lay down on it, get the couch without the arms.




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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 04:54:44 AM »

John that is the place, the quality is top notch and the price was excellant.....delivery was a tad slow......but that wasn't a problem.....Ivan was great to work with, I bought two couches, a dinette, and two captains chairs I don't have a single complaint about that link!  Speaking of shipping....I don't believe anything was as well packed and protected as their's was! A first rate business!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 05:20:14 AM »

Thanks for the replies. That helps a lot.

Muddog, that is very insightful. I read some other reviews (rip off report), and it sounded like a Mike Kadletz all over again. It is good to hear that they might be a good company. They looked like a good place to buy from (selection), however, I didn't know if they were all that good.

Thanks for the help. It looks like they aren't all that bad after all. Good options. We weren't sure whether these guys were okay, or to sink the money into Flexsteel. These guys couches didn't look that bad for 1K each.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 05:44:36 AM »

If you're interested in shoulder belts for your pilot/co-pilot seats, the very best option is seats with an integral shoulder belt built in.  My sister designed passenger restraint systems for GM, she told me that system was the best, but too costly and heavy for most cars.  Obviously depends on a good install of the base.

I have a cloth covered flexsteel couch that folds out, I like it a lot.  I far prefer cloth to leather-type upholstery, but I suspect good leather wears better.  I installed front seats from a GMC pickup that do have the integral shoulder belts, I like them a lot.  I haven't gotten to permanent passenger seating yet.

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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009, 05:54:37 AM »

For your couch, check out futons and a futon frame.  You can mount it on top of some large drawers, it's inexpensive, lightweight, easily removed for cleaning, and turns into a bed or couch as your needs dictate.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 07:16:39 AM »

Hi, we have a flexsteel ultraleather couch, in the light color, it also makes into a bed. We got it, and then decided not to use a couch. It is brand new sitting in my house. If you were close enough, I would take a couple of hundred for it, just to get it out of my way.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 08:18:12 AM »

Hi John,

If your are concidering synthetic Leather,  Be careful of the brands you choose.

There is Ultimatleather, and Ultraleather Big difference between the two..

Camping World and many seating company's  sell the Ultimateleather which feels good but, nothing like Ultraleather!

Ultraleather is a trademark of Ultra Fabrics Inc and holds a patten on their products. In my opinion, Ultraleather feels

better then real leather.... It actually feels like Calfs Skin Leather. It's that soft.. It's also puncture resistant, stain resistant,

and there is no wear signs in any of my seating after 4 1/2 years now. [and I have 3 kids]

Yes, it usually is more expancive then real leather too.. but worth it because real leather wears, creases and cracks with age.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 08:24:54 AM »

Ruthi,

If John316 doesn't want your couch, I'd like to take a look at it. Where in GA are you. I'm in Duluth, just NE of Atlanta.

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2009, 09:26:00 AM »

Hi, we are in Milledgeville, Ga. I will see if I can find a pic of it, and send it to you. We paid several times over that for it, but, cant use it, so, someone else lucks out, lol.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2009, 09:34:37 AM »

Here is a link to see a couch like the one we have, except the one we have is ultraleather.http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/flexsteel-deluxe-easy-bed-sofas/7617
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2009, 10:08:05 AM »

Ruthi,

Well, we're only about 100 miles apart.

Again, John316 gets first crack at it.  I'll take it, if he passes on it.



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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2009, 12:23:27 PM »

Wow I sure stirred the fire when we took our flexsteel out. The biggest reason was we wanted a Queen bed and had wasted space on the ends. The bed sits lengthwise not across the bus.so opens up more floor space...Another place to check is the marine industry under marine furniture. They do high end furniture for big boats and their business is tough now!
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2009, 02:33:41 PM »

ok, the thing is, we wont be home til Nov. 16th. Then we will be home  for a while.
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2009, 03:33:22 PM »

Ruthi,

That's OK. I can wait.

Bob

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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2009, 04:43:50 PM »

Thanks a lot guys.

First off, Ruthi that is a very kind offer. I think that we will pass because of the distance. Bob, that was also very nice of you. Thanks, and have at it. I hope it works out well for you.

Nick thanks for the info that helps a lot and makes great sense.

God bless. 

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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2009, 07:26:22 PM »

Your welcome John, good luck with your furniture, it can be daunting. Marc, I pmd you back. Thanks
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2009, 10:38:30 PM »

Ruthi,

Didn't receive your pm. Perhaps you sent it to "Marc" instead of me.

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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2009, 06:23:33 AM »

i just bought a set for my house that i'm going to use in my bus... it's called "click clack"(Homeline furniture) & it is a 3 pc sectional that folds into a bed & each piece has storage chests by lifting the cushions.
i think i got it new for $900. or less. i'l modify it like everything else for the bus...
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2009, 06:31:56 AM »

Storage is so critical in a bus what many do is build as base for the couch and with a sliding top that folds into a bed, the base can contain drawers. I built several of them over the years for different people and they not only work well but hold up well, couchions can be made or bought reasonably, and designed to fit the allowable space perfectly.
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2009, 06:50:57 AM »

John, I have Villa in my coach and a friend has the discount van furniture in his and his is holding up as good as my Villa for about 1/2 the price.
I like my Villa but I don't think it is that much better for the price but I am not a fan of the FlexSteel furniture. 


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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2009, 07:20:54 AM »

Sorry, Bob, just pmd you.
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2009, 03:51:52 PM »

Just got back from picking up the couch from Ruthi and her husband Ken. Nice folks, even if they are converting a Dina Grin

Also got to met Brian(Belfert, another Dina nut), who was in Atlanta visiting some friends and made the trip down to Milledgeville to check out their Dina project.

All and all, a good Busnut day.

Ruthi and Ken, thanks for the good deal on the couch. It's going to work well in my old bus.

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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2009, 06:24:35 PM »

Thanks Bob, we had a good day, enjoyed meeting you and Brian. I am glad the couch worked for you. Take care, keep in touch.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2009, 08:59:46 AM »

Also got to met Brian(Belfert, another Dina nut), who was in Atlanta visiting some friends and made the trip down to Milledgeville to check out their Dina project.

Actually, I went to Atlanta specifically to see the Dina.  I visited with some friends since I was in Atlanta and they live there now.
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